They are the same cookies that posted yesterday along with Count Dracula cookies. We will show you how to make them and how to turn them into a cookie pop or cookie on a stick :)
This is what they look like as Halloween treats :)
With these bat cookies, we kept it very simple, started off with the wings...fill the wing areas with black 20 second icing and wait for the wings to dry. Then add the middle body, we just wanted some definition between the wings and the body so that's why we did it this way.
Next step is to pipe the wing details (see photo below) then after the middle body is dry we add the eyes.
The cool thing about these bat cookies is because they are small, they are perfect to turn into a cookie pop. We just attached a small wodden popcicle stick at the back of the cookie to turn them into cookie on a stick! We use a little bit of royal icing as a glue to attach them :)
Here they are ready to be wrapped up and presented as Halloween treats :)
There you go, that's how to you turn a cookie into a cookie pop, so simple and easy.
Because today is Halloween we will do a separate post on simple Halloween cookies using royal icing transfer. Stay tuned ;-)
Trick or treat, smell my feet...give me something sweet to eat! ;-)
We usually get lots of trick or treaters in our neighbourhood during halloween, although its not really a custom as such here in New Zealand. Some kids still dress up as any character (not even necessarily scary or spooky) and come around to our house looking for treats :)
Not sure if these lot of cookies will make it to Halloween day as they are slowly dwindlling from my kids and hubby sneakily grabbing them to eat LOL
Here are the full set of Jack O'lantern & ghost cookies :)
To decorate these pumpkin, we start with marking the pumpkin with edible marker, then get the green icing to fill the top of the pumpkin (the stem srea). Then fill in the area in alternate space (as shown in the picture below) use orange flood icing and wait about 30mins to 1 hour, then fill the alternate spaces. This will give some dimensions in between the pumpkin groves. We use tip #1 for these coz the pumpkin is a mini size. You can use a bigger tip for a bigger size cookie, depending on your cookie size.
After the orange icing has dried completely, fill the eyes and mouth area with black flood icing. In the mouth area drag the black icing across the side of the mouth with a toothpick or a sribe tool if you have it. Give it 10-15mins to dry a little bit and then add the stiches.
My favorite pumpkin are the ones with scary stiches on his mouth, i think they look cool....but the usual halloween pumpkin are cute too :) They were made with the same technique but with a slightly different sketch when we are outlining the cookies with edible marker. Here are the two types of jack o'lanterns.
So next we have the ghost cookies, they are very simple to make and so very cute! :) Start with outlining the ghost cookie with white icing, you can ether make 2 different consistency icing so you outline with piping consistency & fill with flood icing or if you are lazy like us we just use 20 second icing and use it for outlining and flooding ;-)
Wait until the white icing is completely dry, then add the details such as black eyes, mouth and pink cheeks. We also add a black line across the middle so that we can add colourful bunting across its chest.
Let the black line dry (shouldnt take long) and then add the colourful bunting. When the icing for the bunting dries then add the letters BOO :)
Here are the ghosts together...they look great when teamed up with other halloween cookies :)
Will be posting more cookies tomorrow, so stay tuned for more halloween cookies to come this week ;-)
Tis week we will continue to post Halloween cookies until the actual Halloween day this weekend. So as promised we will be going over how to make Count Dracula cookies. They are made with the same steps as we did Frankenstein monster cookies, but i thought i'll give you a quick run down of how to make them as well as giving you a visual of the step by step tutorial :)
These cookies were part of the halloween batch that we made and because we dont have a cookie cutter we handcut them using a paper template. They are a very simple shape so its reasonably easy to hand-cut using a sharp knife.
To decorate Count Dracula cookie, we started off with the hair, fill the hair area using 20 second black icing and tip#2. When the hair is dry we add the purple icing for his face area. Let it dry for a few hours.
When the purple icing is dry its time to add the details on his face, add his eyes, mouth, pink cheeks and mouth. We waited about 10-15mins until the black line for his mouth to dry and then we piped the white fangs with white icing and add the dripping blood with red edible marker.
Here are the Count Dracula in closeups :)
Tomorrow we will go over how to make the bats and how to turn them into Bat Cookies on a stick, so kids can eat them as cookie pops. In the mean time have a fantastic week! ;-)
Its the week before halloween and we were in the mood to create something spooky for the kids :)
This time we are trying out a new recipe, instead of the plain sugar cookies we tried out a peanut butter cookie recipe for these halloween cookies. They actually turned out great as we still get that smooth surface on the cookie for decorating. We found the peanut butter cookie recipe from Sweetopia, HERE is the link if you want to try it out :)
The first batch we turned into Frankenstein monsters and mummies, they turn out pretty cute instead of spooky but still appropriate for halloween we think lol :P
Lets start with Frankenstein monster cookies, to make him we started off with the hair, fill the hair area using 20 second black icing and tip#2. When the hair is dry we add the green icing for his face area. Let it dry for a few hours.
When the green icing is dry its time to add the details on his face, add his eyes, mouth, black stiches and pink cheeks (this is optional, if you prefer your monster without it you can skip this part). We tried two different 'look' on our monster, one with raised forhead and one without as we couldnt decide which one we like better, so we did both versions :)
You can also have fun with piping different mouth shape to give him different characters
Next is how to make the Mummies... start off with the face area, we are not really good at free-hand piping so we mark off the area we want to fill as the face and then fill it with green or purple (your preferred colour icing) and let it dry. When the face area is dry, cover the top and bottom area with white 20 second icing and let it dry.
While waiting for the white icing to dry we add the face details, add the eyes, mouth and pink cheeks.
After the white icing dries, pipe the bandages with stiff consistency icing all around the top and bottom of the cookies. Let it dry.
Here are the mummies together, you can do whatever colour face you like, we tried one purple mummy and leave the rest with green face :)
So that's how you make the Frankensten monster and the mummies, i will be posting the Count Dracula and some bat cookies tomorrow, so stay tuned ;-)
Sometimes life takes us thru a few storms that knocks us back and everything just seem dark. We knew someone who just went thru a very difficult time in her journey. So we want to make her something sweet to brighten up her day :)
Someone wise once told me to always look for the rainbow in every storm and to train ourselves to find the blessings in everything. So hopefully these cookies will encourage her to do just that :)
Rainbow always makes me happy, and its also a sign of blessing....so i knew i wanted to make a rainbow cookie, but unfortunately we dont have a rainbow cutter so we had to get creative in using the cutters we have. We use a big round cutter, a small cutter and a small flower cutter. Cut the dough with the round cutter and then cut it into half, then put the flower on each end of the half circle.
We usually get all our icing colours prepared while waiting for the cookies to cool. Start with alternating the rainbow colours and let it dry and then do the altenating colour. We use tip #3.
After the rainbow colours are dry, fill the cloud area with white flooding and let it dry, then add the outline all around the clouds. We use tip #2 to do the outline.
You can make the rainbows in different colour combo if you like, we made 2 different sets :)
For the hot air baloon we start with marking the area that we want to fill with different colours. Use edible marker to mark the sections.
To start decorating the hot air baloon, begin with alternating colours to give definition between each colours. Let it dry before doing the next step.
Next we use outline consistency brown icing to do the outline of the balloon. Then add the rope at the bottom as well as pipe the hot air balloon basket with the same brown icing. We use tip#1.5 for the brown icing.
This is what they look like when they are done :)
The flowers are decorated the same way, put the icing in alternating colours.
Add the white centre, while the white icing is still wet sprinkle the white 100 & 1000s on top of the wet icing. Let it dry.
Close-ups of the colourful flower cookies :)
Homemade baking always cheers me up so we hope that these cookies will cheer her up :)
Have a fantastic long weekend everyone!
One of my dear friend's son is turning 5 and its a special milestone birthday so he wants a Lego theme birthday party. Kelda asked me to make lego cookies for Ethan's birthday this weekend so this is what we did for the birthday boy :)
We dont have a lego head cookie cutter so we printed a template that was shared by SugarBelle HERE. Its a pretty simple shape so you can easily cut the cookie dough with a knife.
When the cookies are baked, cooled and ready to decorate, start with outlining the cookie with a piping consistency yellow icing, we used tip#2. Then fill with flooding yellow icing. Let it dry for a few hours.
Love seeing the lego heads in my tray ready for the next step of decorating :)
When the yellow base icing is dry, pipe the outline around the lego head, we use tip #2 and yellow piping consistency icing. Then add the eyes & mouth with black icing also with tip #2. Let it dry.
Next is the lego blocks, we use a small rectangle cookie cutter to make them. We are too lazy to make 2 different consistencies for these small blocks so we use 20 second icing to pipe and fill the cookies. Let it to dry for at least 1 hour before piping the dots on top with the same icing to make the lego blocks. Let it dry for a few hours.
We made 3 different colour blocks, red, blue & green - all primary colours.
When the cookies are dry, they are ready to be packaged up for the party :)
We put them in individual cellophane bag and heat seal them for freshness. We made a matching lego theme tag for Ethan's birthday too, here they are ready to go to the party :)
Have an awesome Lego party Ethan! Hope you love your lego cookies ;-)
I wanted to make a special cookie gift basket for Rachel's baby shower, so i have had images playing in my head for the last couple of weeks of what i want to make to her. Today is her baby shower and these are the baby shower cookies we made specially for her :)
I have taken a few photos on how to make some of the cookies in the baby shower collection, just to give you a visual of the step by step idea of what to do if you want to try making them :)
For the baby onesie's cookies:
Blue stripey with elephant onesie.
White shirt with bracers & green pattern onesie:
Blue onesie with green bracer and elephant:
Here are the finished onesies :)
Next are the baby stroller.
These are the finished stroller in blue & green :)
Baby bottle cookies
Baby bibs cookies
These are the finished result of the baby bottles and bibs together :)
I have already posted on how to make the elephant cookies in my previous post. If you missed it and wants to have a look you can read it HERE.
So what's left to do is to package them individually in a clear cellophane plastic to make sure that they will stay fresh for longer. We did 2 different packaging, some with tags and some with bows :) These are the cookie tags that we made for Rachel
and the ones with bows are like this
That's all done and here is the finished cookie gift basket for Rachel's baby shower :)
We have a great time at the baby shower today, Rachel's mum and her cousin did a fantastic job at organizing everything for her. Its been a nice sunny day today, hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Special request from Ellie for elephant cookies :) she is having an elephant birthday theme because elephant is her favorite animal :)
These elephant were fun to make, i specially love the fun colour combo and the polkadots.
Here are the step by step visual on how to make them, very simple and yet very cute :)
For the first batch we made the polkadot elephants.
Step 1: Outline with piping consistency icing using tip #2 and fill with flood icing with tip#3.
Step 2: While the icing is still wet, add the polkadots with white flood icing with tip #2. Let it dry.
Step 3: Piped the ears with flood icing using tip#2.
Step 4: Lastly, add the eyes with black icing.
To make the plain colour elephant with polkadot ears all you need to do is skip step 2 and let the base colour dries in plain colour without adding the white polkadots, and then add the ears. While the ears are still wet add the polkadot with white flood icing.
Then the last step is also add the eyes with black icing :)
That was it, all done. We made a dozen of lime green and a dozen of baby blues.
Hope everyone enjoy these cookies at the birthday party this weekend :)
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